The Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory, Ireti Kingibe, has reacted to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal ruling on the 25 per cent votes a presidential candidate should poll from Abuja in an election.
The Labour Party and its 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi, had filed a 25 per cent petition, among others, against President Bola Tinubu before the tribunal.
However, the court ruled that the FCT residents did not enjoy a special status.
During a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reported that Kingibe, elected on the LP platform, expressed her view about the ruling of the PEPC that dismissed the petition of the 25 per cent vote claim.
The Senator said the matter is currently in the Supreme Court, and if the verdict is in line with the judgement of the PEPC, then the people of Abuja would have to push for a governor in the federal capital and three senators like other states.
She said, “After the matter has been disposed of at the Supreme Court and if the same position is maintained, then we will agitate for a governor, three senators and other status of a state, but for now, let the matter remain as it is.”